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Ethiopia: Thousands hit by outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea during worst drought for decades

Archived, 4 days ago From msf.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - An important outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are working alongside Ethiopian ...

UNFPA in conjunction with MOH carrying out Fistula operations in Aweil, South Sudan

Archived, 4 days ago From oyetimes.com 

Brampton, CANADA - This comes after a mobilization was carried out by the State hospital in mid-March this year. In response, 39 patients out of 150 registered cases have turned up for operations which will take 2-3 weeks.

United Nations Populations Fund ...

WHO, Pfizer seek acceleration of global access to vaccines

Archived, 4 days ago From guardian.ng 

Lagos, NIGERIA - Following the ongoing Cerebro Spinal Meningitis (CSM) epidemic in Nigeria and as part of activities to mark the World Immunisation Week (WIW), April 24 to 30, Pfizer pharmaceuticals and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have called for acceleration ...

Newcastle Emlyn mental health charity backs Princes William and Harry

Archived, 4 days ago From tivysideadvertiser.co.uk 

Haverfordwest, U K - A Newcastle Emlyn-based charity has welcomed the moves by Prince William and Prince Harry to speak out on mental health issues.

HUTS Workshop, at Teifi Terrace, Adpar, is the only charity of its kind in West Wales supporting adults wit ...

IOM assists Paraguay’s push for ‘Malaria-Free country’ certification

Archived, 4 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is supporting Paraguay to achieve World Health Organization (WHO) certification as a malaria free country. To achieve this important certification, IOM is working closely with Paraguay’s Ministry of ...

Get a smile, give a smile at nonprofit pediatric dentist office

Archived, 5 days ago From 12news.com 

Phoenix, ARIZONA - The Parsons Center for Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics in Phoenix is the first nonprofit pediatric specialty center in Maricopa County, providing dental care to children, regardless of legal or financial status.

"Dentistry is expe ...

Parents, kids march for babies' health at Arlington Park

Archived, 5 days ago From dailyherald.com 

Arlington Heights,, ILLINOIS - More than 1,000 suburban family members, health care givers, and representatives of local businesses walked around Arlington International Racecourse on Sunday in support of the 2017 March for Babies to help give infants a healthier start in life.

Kishwaukee Family YMCA gets grant for Parkinson’s program

Archived, 6 days ago From daily-chronicle.com 

DeKalb, ILLINOIS - Kishwaukee Family YMCA announced today it has received a $26,750 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), an Iowa-based private charitable foundation. The funds will support the Pedaling for Parkinson’s program that recently launched at the YM ...

Alzheimer’s charity recruits volunteers to combat loneliness

Archived, 6 days ago From sundaypost.com 

Dundee, U K - Research by the Alzheimer’s Society has found nearly two-thirds (63%) of people with dementia who live alone are lonely.

But it doesn’t have to be that way — and chances are, you can do something about it.

As little as a ...

More women are receiving preventive medicine for malaria during pregnancy in Africa

Archived, 6 days ago From who.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - "I am sleeping under an insecticide-treated net and have taken the medication against malaria every time. I never had any fever during pregnancy – and I never got sick. I am very happy about this – for my baby and for myself."

Esther i ...

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